So today is the day that Chris Lehmann and his band of stalwart Moodling teachers open the doors to the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia which is, for all intents and purposes, is probably as close to School 2.0 as you can find, built primarily on open source tools with an open content, shared, collaborative mission that has been inspiring to watch. Those first 100 or so kids that walk in at 8:15 this morning have already been getting to know one another virtually, and today they all meet in physical space. It’s a beautiful moment.
Considering the difficulties Chris has encountered this past month with the premature birth of his son Theo (who, I’m happy to say, seems to have finally, and happily turned a corner), I’m sure he’s amazed that he made it to opening day. But here it is, and I can think of few better to usher in a new school with a new mission.
Heartfelt wishes for a great opening, Mr. Lehmann, and CONGRATULATIONS!